HBD to transform Deansgate station

HBD has been selected as the preferred development partner for the £100m transformation of Manchester city centre’s Deansgate Station.

The redevelopment of Deansgate train station will see the existing Grade II listed building, built in 1849, retained, with works undertaken to enhance the entrance, refresh the layout of the station and improve accessibility. Details for the wider commercial scheme have not yet been revealed.

HBD is one of the most progressive property companies in the UK. With six regional offices, it is currently working with a commercial development pipeline exceeding £1bn.

The developer has invested heavily in Manchester city centre in recent years, with several high-profile projects underway, including Kampus, a £250m mixed-use scheme, Silk Works, Equitable Building and Island; a transformative workspace project in partnership with Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

Adam Brady, Director and Head of HBD’s Manchester office, said: “There is such a lot happening in this part of the city and this site really stands out as a missed opportunity. This is an incredibly exciting project with huge potential. It’s a transformation that will deliver a vastly more pleasant experience for passengers travelling through the station, and also something really special on the adjoining land and buildings.

“HBD has built a really strong team in Manchester who all live, work and play here and are totally committed to creating buildings and spaces that bring positive change. As always we’re looking to collaborate with the best talent in the city to help deliver our vision.”